How safe is Nottingham?
How safe is Nottingham?


Nottingham Crime Statistics

How safe is Nottingham?

Nottingham is a city located in the East Midlands, approximately 128 miles north of London. A historic city, Nottingham is perhaps most famous for its links to the legend of Robin Hood, and in 2015, it was named a UNESCO City of Literature.

Nottingham has a population of around 320,000 (up 7% in the past 10 years), of which approximately 64% are employed. The wider urban area – the largest in the East Midlands – has a population of around 1 million. The metropolitan economy is the seventh largest in the UK, although the City of Nottingham is the eighth-most-deprived in the country.

The population is ethnically diverse, with 11% from black, Asian and minority-ethnic communities. Around 30% of the population is 18 to 29 years old, and with two large universities in Nottingham, students comprise an eighth of the overall population.

But just how safe is Nottingham?

In the 12 months between April 2016 and March 2017, there were 46,586 crimes reported in Nottingham. Far and away the most common crime was antisocial behaviour, with 14,425 incidents reported – or just over 30%. The next most common crime committed was violent crime, with 9,562 incidents reported – just over 20%.

Theft (not of a vehicle, bike or from the person) was the next most frequent crime committed in Nottingham, with 3,948 crimes reported over the year – about 8.5%. Following this was criminal damage and arson at 3,792 crimes (8%), shoplifting at 3,580 (7.5%), burglary at 2,322 (5%) and vehicle crime at 2,220 incidents reported (just under 5%).